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  Topic: Solarbeez blogpost
Vernon

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:57 am   Subject: Solarbeez blogpost
The approximate volume of comb in my failed Perone hive is 32 liters.

Last year my successful Perone hive probably went into Winter with even less volume, yet by mid-Spring it housed more bees th ...
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Vernon

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:22 am   Subject: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
CJ, I agree that your bees have probably reduced their numbers to prepare for winter. Most colony failures happen after prolonged cold weather.

An exception is the Perone hive documented at thep ...
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Vernon

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:26 pm   Subject: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Hi CJ: Bull thistle and spear thistle are the same sticker weed, called by different names in different regions. Your specimen should certainly be called "bull thistle" because it's growin ...
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Vernon

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:25 am   Subject: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Looks like spear thistle, a bumble bee favorite. I think they produce large amounts of nectar, since the pollinators stay on them a long time.
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Vernon

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:07 pm   Subject: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Great photos, CJ! In your day 55 pic it appears that at least one comb is perpendicular to the others. I don't think that's a problem, since my first Perone colony built a cross-comb maze and got th ...
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Vernon

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 3:06 am   Subject: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Sorry CJ, I missed that your new bees are from a nuc. I can’t speak from experience about nucs, since I populated my first Perone hive from a swarm (last year) and the other from a package (last mont ...
  Topic: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Vernon

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PostForum: Perone Hive   Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:31 am   Subject: Anyone have a Perone hive for more than a year or two?
Congratulations CJ! You’ve provided a beautiful, well-sheltered setting for you spiffy Perone hive. Now that you’ve introduced your bees your work is done for a year or so. Relax and allow the bees ...
 
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